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No Jackpot winners but:
Ciaran Woods, Paul Victory and Joan Kiernan all won €20 in the spot prize.
Next week Jackpot up to €3,100
Western Gaels U13s made the trip all the way to Castledermot Gaa Kildare to play their long awaited Div 4 plate final in the Leinster Cross County league on Saturday last 14th April.
We played in ideal conditions, at a well-maintained venue, a very entertaining game right from the off.
Luke Dowd in goal once again had a brilliant game with two crucial saves midway through the second half. Our full back of Dan Devlin & Cormarc o Dowd had great games with their excellent workrate not only on Saturday but all through this campaign. The half back line of Sam Murphy , Rasheed Yeobah & Kieren O’Dowd had super games with their tremendous workrate and eagerness to show for the ball. Our superb midfield pairing of Beau o Connor & Harry Mulvihill were a torn in the side of Castledermot right from the off with their brilliant running abs work ethic. the half forward line of Jimmy Farrell, Stephen Oates & Niall Hawes were outstanding on the day contributing 4-3 between them. Niall had one of the picks of the goals on day especially with what he had to do to score it and by what a goal. Our full forward line of Gavin Nulty & Michaél Smith had super game also who both were very unlucky not to get on the scoresheet. We went in at the break Western Gaels 3-5 Castledermot 1-0 but on resumption of the second half we felt we were in a great position and after making a couple of positional switches with Kielan Ruske & Conor Farrell. Now on our second half performance as a squad of players was outstanding. Our workrate was immense with a never give up attitude and that was the key to a great victory, Jack Tiernan, Tadhg Tiernan, Peter Farrell & John McHugh who were all introduced at different stages during the game put in huge efforts that got us over the line.
Final score Western Gaels 5-11 Castledermot 2-3, Scorers on day Harry Mulvihill 1-9 , Stephen Oates 3-2 , Niall Hawes 1-0 ,
A huge thanks to Castledermot Gaa for their hospitality before and after the game
A very special mention has to go to the players , parents and supporters who made the long journey to Kildare on Saturday, it showed true dedication and we as a management team thank you for that it made all the journey more worthwhile when our two great joint captains Jimmy Farrell ( Shannon Gaels ) & Rasheed Yeobah ( Grattan Gaels ) received the trophy from Tadhg Fennin from Leinster Gaa. Well done to all involved on a super journey in this Leinster competition. Best of luck to all our squad with their respective clubs in their competitions to come.
The Western Gaels U13s Leinster Champions 2018 as follows:
Luke Dowd, Kieren o Dowd, Cormarc o Dowd, Jimmy Farrell, Conor Farrell, Sam Murphy ( Shannon Gaels ).
Dan Devlin, Beau o Connor, Harry Mulvihill, Kielan Ruske, Michaél Smith, Gavin Nulty, Rasheed Yeobah, Stephen Oates, Niall Hawes, John McHugh, Willie Stokes, Jack Tiernan, Peter Farrell, Tadhg Tiernan, Conor McHugh ( Grattan Gaels )
Mixed fortunes for our Senior Ladies in recent Div 2 matches beating Drumlish and losing to Ballymore. Outdoor training on Grattans pitch Wednesday and Friday night. Registration now being taken so please return forms and payment asap. We must also wish Trainer Niall a very happy BIG birthday and hope he enjoyed his special coffee birthday cake presented to him from all the team!
Official Launch News
We are officially launching our Buy A Brick Scheme for the new development: Monday 16th of April at 7.30pm own at Grattan’s, Dunbeggan Park, Stonepark.
Refreshments served and all welcome!
Option 1 – Buy a Brick
Name on a Large Brick in the Clubhouse + Full Family Membership
€25 per Month
Option 2 – Buy a Brick
Name on a Large Brick in the Clubhouse
€21.25 per Month
Option 3 – Buy a Brick
Name on a Small Brick in the Clubhouse
€8.33 per Month